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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 66,354 People

    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 53 Responses Jan 18

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    If I had a gun I probably wouldn't be alive

    right now. Life sucks for me right now and I really just want to die.
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have battled depression

    for years. I've never been diagnosed due to not trusting any of my therapists enough to actually tell them what's wrong more than my ADD symptoms. I hate the nights when I don't know what is wrong but I am so upset. All I want to do is zone out to music and pretend that I don't...
    notjustthegirlnextdoor notjustthegirlnextdoor 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Don't know how much longer I can fight this war

    inside my head I feel like my depression is winning this battle...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX 16-17, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    It's unnecessary for a seventeen year old to

    constantly think about how much he'd rather be dead than live another day in pain. But I can't help it..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 9 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Iv been Battling depression

    for man as long as I can remember. Lately iv been doing better trying to force my self to socialize and get out. But certain triggers will pop back up in my life that seem to build up that wall of depression faster them I can break it down! One being my ******* step father...
    hawks94 hawks94 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Im done talking to guys

    or even trying bec everytime I do they either have a boyfriend or just not interested bec im so ugly :( #foreveralone #ugly #useless
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    We should seriously make a show about going to

    different places around the world and help people that are depressed and suicidal. Idk it just came in my mind
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    any girls avail to talk?

    ? really needing to just slill
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    My depression is really bad today.

    I feel like ****. I was seriously considering acting on my suicidal thoughts last night, it would've had a good chance of working because of the storm, no way to leave the house and it would've been hard to get help here. The only thing keeping me here right now is my dog...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Technology makes me depressed.

    Im specifically talking about my cell phone. I get sucked into this technological world where human contact is obsolete. I hang on every post, every text, waiting for this life to unfold....and if it doesn't happen.... you watch others have a life you think you want. Not...
    TearsWW TearsWW 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Bleeding means you're still breathing.

    .. Breathing means you can still fight back...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Medications been upped again,

    and I know that my phyciatrist still plans to increase it... Still feel like my life has no meaning... Going to study at university so I at least have something to do, and get a job out of it... But it's also so I can get my mum off my back about getting a 'life' -.-
    catho catho 18-21, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Depression, cutting,

    and strong suicidal thoughts just cause the ones closest to you to just distance themselves from you and that just make it all hurt even more because on top of the depression, suicidal thoughts and self-harm you now have a lonely heart that's shattered into a million pieces and...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So first day back at school

    and I feel like I never left. having people crowded around me and ask me where I've been, doesn't make me feel any love, just anxiety and humiliation. I miss the friends I made in the past week. I met so many amazing people. I've been texting them a lot lately. I still hate...
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I don't want to be alive.

    I'm tired of living. Living for other people, so that I don't cause them any pain. How much could they really hurt anyways really, when they don't even show me they care for me now? An I love you every few months, never a regular call to see how I'm doing. They only care about...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 26 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    The heaviness in my heart seems to be pulling

    my hollow, decaying body through the floor
    thatgirlruth thatgirlruth 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Does anyone deal with agitated depression?

    Sometimes these feelings come across me and they are so strong and scary. Anyone else have any insight or tips?
    candywave candywave 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    manibobsmom manibobsmom 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Hey guys. So like it's been six weeks,

    near the end of Australian school holidays but still like five days to go. I mean I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing (all those script fans out there ;)). Like, the only person I trust and can actually talk to is my teacher, whom I obviously can't talk to for six weeks. I...
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Am I depressed? I really just don't know.

    .. I think about ending my life the whole time, basically 24/7 but I know in my heart that I could never do it. I don't cut myself either. But I can't stop thinking about how much I don't want to live anymore. I thought it would get better but I've only learnt to hide it even...
    flower300 flower300 16-17, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Hang in there. We all have our battles

    but life does get better.
    drgonzo5 drgonzo5 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    oh okay.. this is again the part of the night i

    cry without a reason. nice. i wish there would be a way out of this ****...
    sannih sannih 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I'm in class and there is 16 people

    and I fell so alone and my wrist hurts
    Maria134747 Maria134747 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 33 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
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